SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll: Florida Picked To Win In 2016

    SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll was released this week in anticipation of the 2016 season starting.

    February 18, 2016

    SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll was released this week in anticipation of the 2016 season.

    It’s time for baseball players to once again brush the dust off their gloves and report to practice.  Even for non-baseball fans, it’s a welcomed sight as it signifies the end of winter and the start of sunnier, warmer days.

    With the college baseball season just around the corner, the SEC released its preseason poll and two all-conference teams as voted on by the coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

    The Florida Gators were picked as the favorite to win the SEC in 2016. Kevin O’Sullivan’s team received 13 of the 14 first-place votes in the SEC East and 91 votes total. The Gators won the SEC tournament last season and advanced to the College World Series where they were knocked about by eventual-champion Virginia in the semifinals. 

    Vanderbilt received the lone remaining first-place vote. The Commodores also advanced to last season’s CWS, losing to the Cavaliers in the championship series. 

    Texas A&M has been tabbed to win the SEC West with eight first-place votes.

    LSU sits just behind the Aggies with five first-place votes.

    Mississippi State snagged one first-place vote, but it sits at No. 4 overall behind the Aggies, Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks.

    The Tigers and Razorbacks joined the Gators and Commodores in the CWS last season. Four of the eight participants were from the Southeastern Conference.

    Below is the complete SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll. The first pitches of the 2016 season will be thrown out on Friday, Feb. 19.

    SEC East

    1. Florida (91 Total Votes, 13 First-Place)
    2. Vanderbilt (78, 1)
    3. South Carolina (54)
    4. Kentucky (53)
    5. Missouri (47)
    6. Georgia (32)
    7. Tennessee (30)

    SEC West

    1. Texas A&M (85, 8)
    2. LSU (79, 5)
    3. Arkansas (65)
    4. Mississippi State (49, 1)
    5. Ole Miss (46)
    6. Auburn (33)
    7. Alabama (28)

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